Have you heard of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day)?
Commonly known as Día, this celebration is held annually on April 30th! It is a nationally recognized initiative—launched by award-winning children's book author Pat Mora in 1996—emphasizing the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds.
Día de los niños is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. The goals of Día are to:
- Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
- Nurture cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
- Introduce families to community resources that provide opportunities for learning through multiple literacies.
- Recognize and respect culture, heritage and language as powerful tools for strengthening families and communities.
We're celebrating Día with an Earth Day-themed Grab N Go kit!
- Learn more about Día with a fun fact sheet.
- Find a list of books in English and Spanish about Earth Day.
- Enjoy an Earth Day-themed coloring page.
- Discover the life cycle of a seed and learn how to make your own small pot out of newspaper.
- Try making Ants on a Log with a simple recipe.
- Get information about One Seed Pima County: Crackerjack Marigolds (Cempasúchil) and a packet of seeds.
All materials will be in English and Spanish!